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Oct 6, 2022

Oct 6, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

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The Department of Theatre Arts invites you to attend "A Conversation with Rick Cleveland," moderated by Art Borreca. Rick is an Emmy-winning writer/producer, playwright and monologuist, and a graduate (1995 MFA) of the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts. Rick’s career highlights include television credits: The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Legit, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, House Of Cards, and Archer. Rick’s film Jerry And Tom, adapted from his stage play, was an official selection at t...

Oct 6, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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You are invited to join the Magid Center for Writing and the Iowa City Book Festival for a reading and conversation with writer and editor Angie Cruz. The reading will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a conversation moderated by historian and Director of International Studies Ari Ariel. Participation is free and all are welcome! Angie Cruz is the author of four acclaimed novels, including Dominicana—winner of the ALA/YALSA Alex Award in Fiction, a finalist for th...

Oct 6, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led b...

Oct 17, 2022

Oct 17, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Rebecca Rukeyser in celebration of the release of her book The Seaplane on Final Approach. She will be joined in conversation by Rachel Yoder. Rebecca Rukeyser is the recipient of the inaugural Berlin Senate grant for non-German literature. Her fiction has appeared in such publications as ZYZZYVA, The Massachusetts Review, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She earned her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches fiction wr...

Oct 25, 2022

Oct 25, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Mary Helen Stefaniak in celebration of the release of her book The Six-Minute Memoir: Fifty-Five Short Essays on Life (University of Iowa Press, 2022).  Mary Helen Stefaniak is a writer of fiction and essays whose work has appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, EPOCH, The Yale Review, AGNI, and The Antioch Review, and in several anthologies, including New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 2000 & 2006 (Algonquin Book...

Oct 27, 2022

Oct 27, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Adam Soto in celebration of the release of his book Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories (Astra House, 2022). He will be joined in conversation by Nickolas Butler. Adam Soto is the author of This Weightless World, longlisted for Best Debut Novel 2021 by Locus Magazine, and Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories. A former Michener-Copernicus Foundation Fellow, he holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop....

Nov 3, 2022

Nov 3, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led b...

Nov 7, 2022

Nov 7, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with former Iowa Citians Patricia Bryan and Tom Wolf in celebration of the release of their book The Plea: The True Story of Young Wesley Elkins and His Struggle for Redemption (University of Iowa Press, 2022). Patricia Bryan is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Iowa College of Law. She has a Masters in Tax degree from NYU. Patricia practiced law in New York City for six years before accepting a position as a professor of law ...

Nov 10, 2022

Nov 10, 2022

8:00 PM

Virtual Event

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The Writers' Workshop presents an in-person and virtual reading with Gish Jen. Virtual attendees may join us via Zoom.

Dec 1, 2022

Dec 1, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led b...